E.g., 2016-09-28
E.g., 2016-09-28
E.g., 2016-09-28
Oct 3rd 2016

Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this course you will understand what defines a “game” and the mechanics and rules behind different types of games. Through four linked assignments you'll learn ways to create and describe a game concept, and specifically what makes a compelling game. This course focuses on the conceptual underpinnings of games, and all assignments can be completed with a pencil and paper – no previous programming knowledge is required.

Average: 6 (4 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Developed by David Owens at Vanderbilt University and customized for the cultural sector with National Arts Strategies, this course will help arts and culture leaders create an environment where new ideas are constantly created, shared, evaluated and the best ones are successfully put to work. One of the toughest challenges for any leader is getting traction for new ideas. Winning support can be a struggle. As a result, powerful new ideas often get stuck. This is especially true in the cultural sector. People involved in arts and culture often have little time and even less money for experimentation and risks. This course will help those in the performing arts, museums, zoos, libraries and other cultural organizations build environments where new management and program ideas flourish.

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Oct 3rd 2016

Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film. The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film.

Average: 5.5 (10 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Themes can provide a great structure and pedagogical framework for engaging students with many different subjects, including art. In this course, you will develop skills for looking at art through a thematic lens. You will explore four themes–Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society–while learning about artworks from The Museum of Modern Art's collection.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

In this course, you will examine how storytelling acts as a vital mechanism for driving video gameplay forward. Looking at several historical and contemporary games, you will be asked to evaluate and interpret different story styles with the goal of identifying themes and procedures for your own game ideas. We'll examine traditional narrative story processes, such as three-act structure, and how they fit into game story flows and the strategic elements of gameplay. Ultimately, you will learn how to define character, setting, and structure to create a compelling game concept.

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Sep 26th 2016

A unique and exciting introduction to the genre and craft of historical fiction, for curious students, aspiring authors--anyone with a passion for the past. Read classics of the genre, encounter bestselling writers of historical fiction, and discover your own historical archive while interacting with a global community of interested readers.

Average: 2.8 (5 votes)
Sep 20th 2016

This course introduces the basics of Digital Signal Processing and computational acoustics, motivated by the vibrational physics of real-world objects and systems. We will build from a simple mass-spring and pendulum to demonstrate oscillation, how to simulate those systems in the computer, and also prove that simple oscillation behaves as a sine wave. From that we move to plucked strings and struck bars, showing both solutions as combined traveling waves and combined sine wave harmonics.

Average: 7.6 (13 votes)
Sep 19th 2016

This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?

Average: 2.6 (5 votes)
Sep 19th 2016

Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control its meaning. It’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for graphic designers. Typography predates modern graphic design by around 500 years; it is rich in rules, conventions, and esoteric terminology—but it remains an exciting space for invention and expression. In this rigorous introductory course, we will study, name, and measure the characteristics of letterforms. We’ll consider the pragmatic concerns involved in selecting and combining type. We’ll peek into the 
rich historical, cultural, and aesthetic histories of familiar typefaces.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Sep 19th 2016

This course is designed to help build critical skills that support theme-based teaching practices and build confidence in incorporating modern and contemporary art into interdisciplinary lesson plans. By addressing themes and questions that arise in relation to modern and contemporary art, the course will help you to think creatively about links to your curriculum and the ways that you can tap into students’ knowledge and life experience.

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Sep 12th 2016

This course will focus on the historical and cultural background, literary aesthetic, music, and performance of Kunqu, China’s classical opera.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Sep 12th 2016

Art can be a powerful catalyst for building skills and understanding a range of subjects. Intended for primary and secondary teachers of all disciplines, Art & Activity builds upon the inquiry-based approaches of Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom, while delving into activity-based strategies that will make your students empowered participants.

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Sep 6th 2016

Explore the history of Hollywood, from Edison and the birth of film to the rise of the internet. In this course you will learn about Hollywood and how it came to be the global powerhouse of today. We will discuss the complex Hollywood industry and how business and politics translate into the art of film, TV, and new media.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Sep 5th 2016

Arts and culture leaders have a rewarding but tough task: creating sustainable organizations that deliver real social value. There is a lot of competition out there. Being an effective leader means constantly adapting, cleverly using the best tools to reach as many people as possible. This course is designed to help leaders at any level do just that.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 5th 2016

Explore how to integrate works of art into your classroom with inquiry-based teaching methods originally developed for in-gallery museum education.

Average: 9 (5 votes)
Sep 5th 2016

Probablemente, todos hemos jugado a algún videojuego, pero ¿qué hay detrás de él? Podemos decir que - con independencia del videojuego - hay un árduo trabajo multidisciplinar que incluye desde aspectos de diseño hasta la programación como tal del videojuego. Este curso pretende ser un curso introductorio que muestre qué aspectos hay que considerar en el videojuego, y que permita con posterioridad abordar individualmente los temas que se consideran nucleares: diseño, arte, motor del videojuego y 'game play'.

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Self-Paced until 26 Aug 2016

La produzione di questo MOOC fa capo al Corso di Disegno edile, afferente alla facoltà di Ingegneria edile dell'Università Federico II di Napoli. Durante le lezioni, particolarmente indicate per coloro che abbiano conoscenze dei fondamenti della geometria proiettiva e del metodo delle proiezioni ortogonali, si affronterà la questione della rappresentazione delle ombre. Saranno affrontati e risolti alcuni problemi grafici legati a questo tipo di rappresentazione, attraverso l'utilizzo di numerosi esempi interattivi che, in maniera evidente, illustreranno le soluzioni risultanti dall'applicazione delle regole.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Jun 27th 2016

What do paintings tell us about sex? How is art gendered? Here we get up close to some of the great paintings in the world’s most famous museums, giving you insight into how art speaks to us about sex, sexuality and gender.

Average: 6.7 (6 votes)
Self Paced

In today’s diverse consumer market, illustration exists through many forms of expression breaking with traditional roles of the illustrator. Through a series of projects, students will explore the translation, production and distribution of their visual ideas. Through the integration of design principals and drawing skills, students gain an opportunity to discover new possibilities for illustrated visual expression in the market.

Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
May 30th 2016

Este curso nos introducirá en la obra de Joan Miró y sus contribuciones al desarrollo del arte del siglo XX. Veremos los lenguajes formales de Miró; examinaremos sus respuestas a toda una serie de estrategias visuales de vanguardia; mostraremos su contribución al lenguaje pictórico, así como en otros medios y técnicas. Sin olvidar mostrar las revisiones constantes que Miró hizo de sus propios códigos lingüísticos y formales. *** This Course will introduce us into Joan Miro’s Artwork and his contribution to the development of 20th century Art History. We will see Miro’s formal languages; we will examine his replies to a full list of vanguard visual strategies; we will show you his contribution to pictorial language; as well as other media and techniques. Not to mention to analyze Miro’s constant revisions of his own linguistic and formal codes.

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